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megimoo
12-29-2008, 09:44 AM
Fire engines will have to have at least one firewoman on board in order to meet diversity guidelines, town hall leaders claim.

"And one female fire dog !"

The Local Government Association (LGA) has said that at at least 15 per cent of those in operational roles should be female.

That means they will fill one of the five or six places for crew on each engine.

The LGA said an increased number of firewomen is necessary "to meet the needs of local people".

But critics warned that political correctness was being put above the ability to save lives.

Susie Squire, of the Taxpayers' Alliance, said: "Introducing this sort of quota to the fire service is a big mistake.

"If ever there was a job that should be awarded on merit and physical fitness, it is that of a firefighter.

"This quota system will not only cost taxpayers money by introducing additional and unnecessary administration, but could risk the safety of all of us in the long run."

At present fewer than one in ten firefighters are female.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/4001399/Politically-correct-brigade-demands-one-woman-on-each-fire-engine.html

SaintLouieWoman
12-29-2008, 12:29 PM
I have a relative who took early retirement. He was a captain in one of the local fire departments. When political correctness raised its head in his area, he left. He said it would be too dangerous to trust his life and those under him to some very incompetent firefighters. I don't blame him.

Sonnabend
12-29-2008, 12:30 PM
*ahem*

Megimoo.

Did we...forget...something? :D:D

hampshirebrit
12-29-2008, 01:16 PM
Feel free not to post a link to this UK story. It's embarrassing enough as it is. :(

The sooner we get rid of this crappy socialist government the better.

SaintLouieWoman
12-29-2008, 01:22 PM
Feel free not to post a link to this UK story. It's embarrassing enough as it is. :(

The sooner we get rid of this crappy socialist government the better.

Don't be embarrassed. It's the same in the US. As I said my cousin faced this some time ago in this area.

biccat
12-29-2008, 02:06 PM
FYI:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/4001399/Politically-correct-brigade-demands-one-woman-on-each-fire-engine.html

lacarnut
12-29-2008, 02:25 PM
Fire engines will have to have at least one firewoman on board in order to meet diversity guidelines, town hall leaders claim.

"And one female fire dog !"

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Next thing you know the damn muzzies will be offended by the sight of the dog. :mad:

PoliCon
12-29-2008, 03:05 PM
I have a relative who took early retirement. He was a captain in one of the local fire departments. When political correctness raised its head in his area, he left. He said it would be too dangerous to trust his life and those under him to some very incompetent firefighters. I don't blame him.I say - any woman who can heft my 250 pound ass onto her shoulders and CARRY me out of a burning building - that woman is qualified to be a firefighter. Otherwise - get back in the kitchen and do the damn dishes!

Speedy
12-29-2008, 04:23 PM
I say - any woman who can heft my 250 pound ass onto her shoulders and CARRY me out of a burning building - that woman is qualified to be a firefighter. Otherwise - get back in the kitchen and do the damn dishes!

And where is my damned sammich, Bitch!:D

Speedy
12-29-2008, 04:26 PM
The sooner we get rid of this crappy socialist government the better.

Don't worry, the Islamic takeover of your country will be over soon and believe me, you won't have to worry about women firefighters, doctors, cops, cashiers or any of that silly stuff.

PoliCon
12-30-2008, 09:53 AM
And where is my damned sammich, Bitch!:Dand beers. we need fresh beers. :cool:

PoliCon
12-30-2008, 10:01 AM
Don't worry, the Islamic takeover of your country will be over soon and believe me, you won't have to worry about women firefighters, doctors, cops, cashiers or any of that silly stuff.Which is why I always laugh when leftists defend these shitbags.

Goldwater
12-30-2008, 10:03 AM
Don't worry, the Islamic takeover of your country will be over soon and believe me, you won't have to worry about women firefighters, doctors, cops, cashiers or any of that silly stuff.

You should probably visit Britain instead of dreamland Britain, I don't think theres an Iranian flag flying there yet.

PoliCon
12-30-2008, 10:08 AM
You should probably visit Britain instead of dreamland Britain, I don't think theres an Iranian flag flying there yet.If there is sharia law - the flag isn't far behind.

Speedy
12-30-2008, 10:10 AM
You should probably visit Britain instead of dreamland Britain, I don't think theres an Iranian flag flying there yet.

I did not say it had happened yet. Just that it will happen and soon. I wish we had more Muslims where I worked and they tried to get us to observe Ramadan. I would bring Spam and pork and ham to eat everyday of their fast. Maybe heat it in the microwave and let the smell waft through the office.

PoliCon
12-30-2008, 10:16 AM
I did not say it had happened yet. Just that it will happen and soon. I wish we had more Muslims where I worked and they tried to get us to observe Ramadan. I would bring Spam and pork and ham to eat everyday of their fast. Maybe heat it in the microwave and let the smell waft through the office.dude - do it right. Bring an electric skillet and fry up some bacon - nice and fresh for you BLT. :) Be sure to remember your manners and offer to share. :)